The European Union is organising an International Donors’ Conference “Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria on 20 March 2023 in Brussels to raise funds, mobilise resources and coordinate the recovery and relief response following the devastating earthquakes.
The aim of the Donors’ Conference is to raise funds to support the people in Türkiye and Syria and coordinate the relief response in the areas affected in both countries.
The Conference will be co-hosted by the President of the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen, and by the Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, for the Swedish Presidency of the Council, and is being organised in coordination with the Turkish authorities.
Support for Ukraine
The EU stands united in its solidarity with Ukraine and will continue to support Ukraine and its people together with its international partners, including through political, financial and humanitarian support as long as needed.
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Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the International Donors' Conference ‘Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria'
Dear Prime Minister Kristersson, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for joining us today. When the earth started to shake in Türkiye and Syria, it was cold, it was dark and raining. People were sleeping in the warmth of their homes when the sky came crashing
International Donors' Conference – Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria in Brussels today
Today, in Brussels, the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU are hosting an International Donors' Conference to support the people in Türkiye and Syria affected by the recent devastating earthquakes.
Statement by President von der Leyen at the press conference with Prime Minister Kristersson at the Donors' Conference ‘Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria'
Prime Minister Kristersson and I hosted today the Donors' Conference for the people in Türkiye and Syria, following the devastating earthquakes. I am very happy to announce that the international community showed today strong solidarity.
Closing remarks by President von der Leyen at the International Donors' Conference ‘Together for the people in Türkiye and Syria'
I want to thank each and every one of our donors for your generous contributions. We know why we gathered here today. The World Health Organisation has qualified the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria as the worst natural disaster to hit the region in over a century.